Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 8th, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "hepatic iron deposition is common in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) and may play a role in progression of liver disease. This pilot study examines the relationship between hepatic iron concentration (HIC) and histologic progression over time in patients with HCV. HIC was retrospectively measured in 14 patients with HCV who had 2 serial liver biopsies prior to the era of interferon therapy."
"The mean interval between biopsies was 56±46 months. Mean Knodell score worsened between first and second...
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